Psychology Undergraduate Research Opportunities

If you are interested in earning academic (Psych 499) credit for working in a lab, follow these steps:

  1. Check the opportunities listed in the table below or check a faculty list to find someone whose interests match yours.
  2. Contact the researcher(s) you've identified. Discuss the project and the work you would be doing, and decide how many credits you would like to receive (3 credits = 9 hours/week, 2 credits = 6 hours/week, 1 credit = 3 hours/week).
  3. Get a registration permission card from the Main Office (Guthrie 119) and have the faculty person sign the card and give you a copy of the syllabus.
  4. Take the signed card and project syllabus to the Main Office (Guthrie 119) and exchange it for your entry code.
  5. Register for your 499, for the proper amount of credits.

Current Research Opportunities

Interested in working with a faculty member or graduate student on a research project? The following projects are recruiting undergraduates to help out in their labs.

If you are a Psychology graduate student, staff or faculty member and you would like to update your Psych 499 posting or add a new Psych 499 opportunity, please contact Carrie Perrin in Psychology Undergraduate Advising at 206-543-2698 or at cyoung@u.washington.edu.

Project Title Area
Attention and Visual Recognition Cognition and Perception
Center for the Study and Advancement of Justice Effectiveness (SAJE) Child Clinical
Child Development Research in a Science Museum Developmental
Culture, Diversity, and Health Lab Social and Personality
Electrophysiology of Language Comprehension and Language Learning Cognition and Perception
Environmental Enrichment of Laboratory Monkeys Animal Behavior
Estes Labs (Autism - Early Intervention) Child Clinical
Evidence Based Practice Institute Child Clinical
Family Adjustment and Child Emotion Development Child Clinical
GABA and Behavior in Autism (GABA) Behavioral Neuroscience
Gender differences in Autism Spectrum Disorder Child Clinical
Growth & Behavioral Development in Macaque Monkeys Developmental
Harm Reduction Research and Treatment (HaRRT) Center - working with homeless individuals from culturally diverse backgrounds to reduce substance-related harm and improve quality of life Adult Clinical
Individualizing Incentives to Maximize Recovery Adult Clinical
Momentary assessment of adolescent emotions, coping, impulsivity, and suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Child Clinical
Motivating Campus Change Study Adult Clinical
Project BRITE (Brief Restructuring Intervention Following Trauma Exposure) Adult Clinical
Project SAM (Study of Alcohol and Marijuana) Social and Personality
Project Self Adult Clinical
Psychological Services and Training Center (the Clinic) Database Adult Clinical
Quality Assurance Study for the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program at Harborview Medical Center Adult Clinical
School Social Environment Study Child Clinical
Short Term Exposure for PTSD (Project STEP) Adult Clinical
Social Experiences, Health, and Your Genome Animal Behavior
Social Identity Lab Social and Personality
Stereotypes, Identity, and Belonging Lab (SIBL) Social and Personality
Stress and Coping Social and Personality
The College, Alcohol and Peers Study (CAPS) Adult Clinical
The Investigation of Genetic Exome Research (TIGER) Developmental
The School Mental Health Assessment, Research, and Training (SMART) Center Developmental
WONDER: Washington Study of Outcomes, Neural Development, and Early Risk Developmental